Research associate /Associate Scientist (Temp. June 2021-Dec. 31 2021)

Job Description

The Research associate /Associate Scientist will report to the Associate Director in the Research and
Drug Discovery group. The candidate will be responsible for designing and executing experimental
systems for functional validation of novel immunomodulatory molecules discovered by Compugen,
including target validation activities, research tools generation and QC, expression studies, Abs
characterization, cell-based assays, and reporter assay. The candidate will be responsible for
planning and conducting experiments, recording and analyzing data, presenting results to
management, and writing research reports. The candidate is expected to demonstrate creative/out
of the box thinking, propose original solutions to complex problems, perform hands-on experimental
work and be an excellent team player.

  • Generate over expression systems and knock-down/knockout cells
  • Perform different biochemical assays for antibody characterization (Western blot, ELISA)
  • Perform cell based functional assays
  • Perform antibody based in vitro assays
  • Record results in laboratory notebook, prepare written reports and oral presentations in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure timely progress of research projects according to the pipeline prioritization

Job Requirements

  • PhD or MSc in Life Sciences – must
  • Experienced in cell culture technologies – must
  • Experience in cell based in vitro assays – must
  • Experience in FACS staining – highly desirable
  • Experience in molecular biology methods –an advantage
  • Experience biochemical technologies – Western blot, ELISA – an advantage
  • knowledgeable in monoclonal Ab Discovery – advantage
  • Experience and knowledge in protein purification, QC and analytics – an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and activities
  • Ability to work independently; proactively addresses issues and troubleshoot problems

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